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Old 02-26-2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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WLAN manager like XPs?

I'm after a graphical app with which I can browse WLAN's picked up by my wireless card. Something with the same functionality as WinXP's would be good. Where I can see all available networks and their respective signal strengths, then choose one to connect to.

I'm running Xubuntu 6.06 on my IBM Thinkpad 600e. Wireless is done through a Linksys WPC54G v5 PCMCIA card.

Currently I'm using Network-Admin (part of XFCE, it seems) which seems to only like WPA-encrypted connections. I need to connect to networks that have no encryption, but use MAC address filtering, which this doesn't seem to like.

Any suggestions? All I can find on google are reviews of network cards, laptops and Linux distros...
Old 02-26-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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Wifi Radar is a pretty good gtk based app:

I believe it's available for ubuntu.
Old 03-13-2007, 08:35 AM   #3
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Thank you! I've been trying that out now for a few weeks, and it's pretty much exactly what I'm after, but I still cannot connect to any unsecured networks - it'll only let me connect to WPA ones.

I thought it might be down to the NIC, but I've tried a Belkin USB WLAN device, but that has exactly the same problems.

If I secure the unsecured network with WPA, i can connect fine.

Any ideas why this might be happening?


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